Elgin Family History

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Elgin Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Elgin, a place in Moray.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ellin, Plein, Rogin, Yellin, Elia, Elkin, Lein, Elzie, Elden, Bellin

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Elgin Family Origin

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Elgin Family Occupations

What did your Elgin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Commercial Clerk, House Keeper and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elgin. A less common occupation for the Elgin family was Wholesale Stationer. The most common Elgin occupation in the UK was Commercial Clerk. 9% of Elgin's were Commercial Clerks.

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  • Commercial Clerk

    9%
  • House Keeper

    9%
  • Housekeeper

    9%
  • Wholesale Stationer

    9%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Elgin ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Elgin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Elgin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elgin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Elgin

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Elgin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Elgin. For the veterans among your Elgin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Elgin Life Expectancy

What is the average Elgin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Elgin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Elgin in 1943 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Elgin

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Elgin ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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